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grant proposal and table this decision until the community has the chance to have more input. we don't need more homeless beds in the bayview >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hi, i'm samantha i'm nervous i've never done this before. i used to be homeless for about a year and the only reason i was able to not become homeless was because of the program affordable housing. and i don't see that here. i think that there. >> need for more homeless shelters it's not in the bayview but it needs to be open for discussion as to whereabouts in the city and there's got to be
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more programs on the homeless for them. so that's all i have to is. thank you >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> supervisors good afternoon. i'm robert i'm a bayview resident. i'm here to express my opposition to the homeless shelter. i was going to talk about the 17 month lapse the deplete and the deception. i'm going to talk about the dangers of the building. within the requirements of safety regulations raw materials used for manufacturing and destruction maybe stored on site and may include chemical and explosive or flammable materials
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that's unquote. now to remind everybody in 1996 a factory lifted a whole warehouse completely destroyed a complete block and completely destroyed the park which is four blocks away from mother brown's. several people were killed and more than 20 people were injured and the blast stroibd 1 hundred and 25 arts and studios. so which of you is going to make the call to the victims' families of a similar blast that god hoping we don't want to happen and which of you is going to say i could have prevented this but i didn't >> thank you. next speaker, please . i'm going to call a few more
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speakers up (calling names) thank you, ma'am >> thank you for calling me. i'm carl listen. i'm actually a volunteer every week at the soup kitchen. so i. familiar with serving the homes i'm not an advocate but at the same time i'm here to listen to what everyone's saying. the first gentleman that was here he didn't seem quieted prepared with the data you know that he has. and putting this homeless warehouse together he didn't even know if there's going to be a kitchen or not. so that alone i guess there's a lack of planning to begin with. there's a rush for this to be implemented because there's a
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budget. that's was granted by state to the city. that alone i think is not a good thing to act on a especially will i if you don't have a plan i work with catholic charities and they it work hard for serving the poor. i want to volunteer at mother brown's in the near future but at the same time, i think there are better places in bayview if you really want to have this one hundred bed shelter for the homeless. i think it has to be planned well, i don't think the location is a good place because of what has been brought on earlier before me. i oppose this.
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thank you >> tends to prove hyper (calling names). >> ma'am, i think other people have been waiting and i think - >> i spoke to my supervisor. >> i'm asking you to be fair to others if you could please and make sure i'm in there. >> i will thank you. next speaker >> i'm tanya i'm a resident of the bayview point for almost 50 years. i'm a marine corp. veteran i served my country and came back to the bayview. if not here y where the homeless are in our neighborhood they
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deserve the reporter. i'm disappointed that my supervisor is not here she stays long enough to speak but she doesn't work in my area. the people who provide services give their hearts and the people who need the services need expansion. for everyone who speaks and says they have a business we are human beings and we deserve the respect of our neighbors and our country and our communities. so is that homeless are going to show up because they have beds no they're there. the police are called by united council because we're not to engaged when criminal attack that were we don't engage.
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they support the unit council because the united council makes their jobs that much easier. because we take care offer people that are beaten down and destitute. is it may not be today but someday you'll need help and i'm going to call a few more names. the woman from the naacp that was here earlier please come forward (calling names) if people can lineup there's more. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i'm a commissioner for the south east community that is the only commission in the city and county of san francisco that services a neighborhood and that neighborhood would be district 10.
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i did not come here to educate the new community persons that want to see boyfriend transition but for those of who who don't know most of our district meetings are at 6 o'clock p.m. i've been covering the meeting on an average of 15ometers per month that's the common timeframe that the community meetings are held. if i know about those i suggest you call our southeast at the phone 41 - we have a host of other events in our district. on behalf of my being here it's important to recognize that on february 27 of 2013 a resolution was insinuated and passed for our commission in support of the
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resolution that has been submitted by our mayor ed lee. i'm on a the time combhant i constraint here. after the mayor's office of office of hope the commission at its regular meeting on february 27 unanimously passed a resolution hereby expressing their support in its efforts to convert jen's street into a one hundredhi.
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they already serving 80 people and let those supervisors do what they need to do they've got to get on the mayors housing. their krashthd with this man laws and a market whatever they say but they've got to go.
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>> thank you and thank you. and thank you, dr. shelton >> it's one of my vivacious so good afternoon again, i apologize but i believe in being heard. i'm dr. shelton and i'm the second vice president of the naacp which has been in san francisco for 91 years. so i'm here to say on above of the naacp vote for this if anythingable loan so we can do more for the homeless. all of us in this room and city of san francisco wore one event
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away from ann homelessness it's called an earthquake. it didn't matter how bigor home is. the earthquake will get i and we must concern ourselves with homeless folks living on the beautiful streets of san francisco. think about the people who we want because they had no shoes until they came across the man who had no feet. so supervisors do your best to make this happen for the homeless folks in san francisco and you'll be awarded >> it's not only earthquake but it's ejection issues too
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(calling names) next speaker. >> my name is gloria i live in the bayview. i am not against the hometowns or homeless shelters i'm actually for it. navigate i think we need more homeless shelters in other areas, however, i do have an issue about making those decisions without diagonal with the community. i think that is not the democratic way. and it sets a bad precedent for future issues like this or other
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issues. so for that reason i don't think - i think you should not vote for this. and again, i want to reiterate that i'm not immense homeless shelters. i'm 80 years old i do have concerned for the elderly. there's going to be a building a low income shelter put into the 59 hundred property which is going to start construction in december so i do have concerned for those elderly too >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> i'm the include of the mull i multiple purchase senior services. i try to live by the thought but for the grace of god go i. i think about the numbers of
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homeless members that our agency has seen you don't know i don't care if it's 5 hundred a 80 hundred i can argue about the numbers those homeless people are out there and there are many, many homeless seniors who were looking for us for housing who are sleeping in chairs who have a lot of medical issues we have 80 people right now and you're adding 20. when i heard about this how fabulous the city is going to bring a homeless shelter here. and we turn around and are against it. the director has found a way and we can work together as a community to among this a great location. it actually is it's two blocks from third street and everybody
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is saying oh, let's investigate. nobody has anything in hand but this. and we're building this sincerely e senior units and there are more than 20 needing housing. i've been in bayview for 33 years this is a social justice issue. bayview does deserve to have it's homeless shelter >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hi, islam sandy thomas. i've been in the bayview for over 25 years. i've move forward away and came back. i'm an activist i work with the shelters and the community people getting jobs in the community. now i wanted to say that, you know, it's really hard to not
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accept the homeless where they're at right now. this is a great support because, you know, people with is cancer and people with hiv you've got people with, you know, all kinds of issues and can't even get around and we've got the 54 bus line you know what i'm saying you know, i really almost took over mother brown's by feeding people from my house. i lived at three houses away from the friendlys market i've never seen any violence i've been feeding the homeless and i get out there and feed the homeless with mother browns myself. i take folks out to get them jobs.
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you know, i had moved away and a got robed and came back to san francisco just to be a support for bayview hunters point. it would be crimes all over san francisco but my thing is to get those people off we've got those people moving in we're losing our section 7 of 8 to move to oakland not to be here in the city for you guys to move in and be comfortable. make the homeless comfortable because they need a place too >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. i'm rodney reece. i'd like to come here and humbly speak. i heard an individual say he has a business at the chemical plant
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and they talk about the united that council being a save environment he don't know how many immigrants he's got working at emphasis place and other people raise a piece of paper and he's never been homeless i have been. i ask youenter to have a heart and compassion. i worked here when someone in westbrook gave me a chance. person helped me. i was homeless for 20 years a drug addict. then i listen to those people talk about move it to a different location. i ask that you united council
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mother brown and sit down and look at it what we do. we've got love people who have fallen off and gotten back up. hold our heads down each day. i ask the board just give us a chance on the biggest thing. let us show you guys we're productive >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hi, my name is larry williams. politics, i don't know which about but i know we need those beds in bayview. we just need the beds. thank you
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>> thank you. next speaker, please. >> well, i get to speak on his time? i'm here to support the beds for bayview. i've seen in my line of work how those simple extensions of offering a person a place to sleep can change the dynamics of that person's life >> this is not a matter of just simply beds this is a collective idea of our society what are we human beings going to do to offer on extension and a hand to those of us who have been margin in his. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> i'm sarah i'm in support of
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this motion. i want to stress the fact that there's a couple of key reigns e reasons to pass this. there's a clear need for it and there's a very good agency the united council of human services will find a way to pass this. i can tell by the initial person that proposed it they're going to do a good job. we are talking about generating jobs and human labor and creating, you know, pathways through film industry and care industry and the human services agency in san francisco will benefit from this extension of mother brown's that's been a life lion for my husband and i
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with our homeless situation. i can only say their reporter full people and welcoming people. there's no increase of homelessness there it's a way to stabilizes the area. that specific block is in no danger of any huge changes. there's a vacant lot there's a residential units kitty-corner and, of course, there's the industries right across on the side. it's all around it's just a community and let the community prosper >> i'm a case manager for oak houses. i've been living in the
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boyfriend for over 53 years. there ain't nothing i ain't done that the homeless are trying to do now. i've been as to the penitentiary and back. if you don't do it if we don't - our families got the same blood if we don't do it who going to do it. the people that have been living there if you don't live there who going to do it. they need places to get started and hey, you need a meal or 3w4r5k9 to get started with. just step out of your box and live where they're trying to get
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to. you're probably living in one of their houses. you know make a difference we have been making a difference we just need a hand. somebody to say please give us the building and they just want a spot and a bed thank you >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hi, optimum here to speak as a community resident today. and also the person who has experienced homelessness and people who cared enough to help me get myself together and not visit jail. a place where i get censure and
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care is mother brown's. when your homeless and people just rope e roll up on the block and if in a minute we used to be african-american community my grandparents came from the south and a lot of people are not people who came from downtown they're people who are elderly who can't sleep on mats on the floor who discover a fair share and parents who have children that parents who is working at the mcdonald's ease can't afford the new homes. people need a launching pad a
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place to start getting their lives together >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. first i'd to address this negative homeless warehouse. lockup the division it's where you place goods those are people who have a human right to have a bed. i don't understand the empathy the lack of it. i'm a case manager for veterans. this conveniences children are homeless. it's hard when a veteran says whose homeless where can i have my children good. he said he suffers from leukemia it's hard to know what the
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children feel. i'm asking you to give those people the human rights of a bed. thank you >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> islam carol and i'm with the united council of human services. my heart is very heavy. because i don't understand what type of people - first of all, let me aid the negative about warehousing people you can't warehouses people. the people who come to our agency areur brothers and sisters and emigrants. everyone has a right to sleep in a bed. we're not asking for much. we're asking for what should be done. i'm asking that you do support the bed for the bayview.
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thank you >> thank you as the next speaker comes up let me call the last speaker. if there's anyone else who wants to comment please lineup on the side >> good afternoon i'd like to say that i'm grateful to mother brown's and all the people who are in there. if you want to talk about heroes come to mother brown's and a walk around there you'll see heroes. i'm waiting for a bed right now for carlos. everyday he makes his way to mother brown's. hose in the hospital right now my feet are swollen so i can't landed in a bed. we have people who came to
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mother brown's maybe two or three months. i cannot see us having no beds. i'm grateful to mother brown's. a thousand times. i'm 41 years old i don't have any disabilities at all nothing. i graduated with an aa degree i had no problems. there's people that way, way more dependant. i'm able to stand before you and say people need those beds. it hurts. it hurts everyday i walk up to mother brown's and say wow. that's how they trait us. and